NY City Science Olympiad

This is the Middle School site. 

For High School click here

In this season, give thanks, for... Science olympiad!!

29 TEAMS SIGNED UP - 11 MORE AND WE REACH OUR GOAL!

It may seem far away, but with the holidays upon us: King Tut Day 11/4, Bake Cookies Day 12/18, Fruitcake Toss Day 1/1/20... then the BIGGEST day of the year arrives.. The NY City Science Olympiad Day 3/7/20!!


Here what our kids have to say about this unbelievable experience (true quotes!):


 "Science Olympiad has taught me many morals and lessons about life, some of which are sportsmanship, resilience, and happiness!"


  "I was astonished about the things I learned in a matter of weeks and tying a knot with every fact I learned to create my a string of science that will pull me up to success."


 "Thanks to our Science Olympiad coaches, they made me realize something important, that science saved my life once. It gave me a second chance at life when my heartbeat stopped. "


 "The people on the team made me feel that friendship is actually possible for me. This competition helped me make my first true friend."


 "Thanks to this competition (SciOly) I began to realize every mistake I did, I learned a little more. Isn’t that the beauty of science? There is no right or wrong and every failure can teach us about success."


 "The Science Olympiad made me meet people who work hard and even harder than me which made me able to trust more and work in groups more often."


 "Every day I go on the computer and research something advanced I get closer to my goal. To me Science Olympiad is more than a competition, it’s a series of goals to build up young scientists minds."


 "Science Olympiad made me a better thinker and made me a better reasoner. It helped me create strategies to remember things and increased my I.Q." 


Want your kids saying these things! Register today and help make it another GREAT YEAR of SciOIy! (*Send me a great student quote and I'll post it here!!)

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2019-20 Registration is now open!!

NY City has a BIG year ahead!

Whether you are new to the Science Olympiad (aka SciOly) or are a "veteran" of many years of competing, this is going to be a great year! We have many exciting changes taking place, for instance:


  • Division A -  Division A - NY City is going to be holding its first A Division Open House for the younger siblings of B Division participants.  Division A is the Science Olympiad Division for Elementary School Students.  The little ones are really going to love those these events AND it will give them something positive to do while their older siblings are doing their competitions.  Look to the Downloads section for examples of some Division A events. 
  • 23 Events! I have heard you and we are running all 23 events! It is going to be a bit more "involved" so we will need as many extra hands on deck as you can bring!
  • Trials Events: Duct Tape Challenge & Science Tech Bowl!! Two favorites!


Get ready and fasten your seat belts! 2020 is going to be lots of fun!

Learn More

To prepare, click below to bring you to all forms you will need as well as some samples of the events (final decision has not been made yet) for the Div A children! Scroll to the bottom of the page...

How do I register a team?

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Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Go to the NY State Science Olympiad site here. (Yes, this takes you to the STATE website! You must register here with the State to compete in the Regional competition. More than a few have asked me about this).
  2. Sign up the number of teams being registered - each one individually.
  3. Send a check before the end of November, and you're all set!
  4. ** Make sure you register each team separately. 


If you are interested in registering, or if you have any questions, please contact me at drcubbin@gmail.com


NY City Regional Competition Information:

March 7, 2020

(Snow Date March 14, 2020)

Grover Cleveland High School

2127 Himrod Street

Ridgewood, NY 11385


** When sending in Registration Payment, please send to the new SciOly address:

 

New York State Science Olympiad, Inc.

4649 Whetstone Road

Manlius, NY  13104.


UPDATE - Download the 2019-20 "New" Rules Manual here!!

Registration deadline

Register Early!!!

 It is very important that teams for the 2019-20 competition season are registered by the end of November.  That way, we will know how many teams are competing, and then we will be able to set up a schedule. In order to award medals for 6 teams for each event, we must have at least 20 teams registered by the end of November.

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CONGRATULATIONS to NYC SCHOOLS ON 2019 STATE ACHIEVEMents

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FIVE NYC TEAMS MOVED ON TO THE STATE COMPETITION WHERE 39 TEAMS COMPETED. HERE ARE THE RESULTS!

Nathaniel Hawthorne MS 74 placed 31st and medaled in two events - taking 7th in Heredity!


Sunset Park Prep placed 22nd and medaled in three events - taking 4th in Experimental Design and 7th in Elastic Launched Gliders!


St. Ignatius Loyola placed 21st and medaled in three events - taking 6th in Mystery Architecture!


The Buckley School placed 15th and medaled in seven events - taking 3rd in Roller Coaster and 5th in both Crime Busters and Solar System!


The Bay Academy placed 3rd and medaled in 15 events - including 1st place in Anatomy and Physiology and Heredity! *


* THE TOP TWO TEAMS FROM THE NY STATE COMPETITION ARE INVITED TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A NYC TEAM INVITED TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, SO LET'S MAKE THIS OUR YEAR!!


THE #1 GOAL FOR THE 2019-20 NYC SCIOLY SEASON IS TO HAVE ONE OF OUR GREAT NYC TEAMS HEAD TO NATIONALS!!

WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OUR COMPETITORS AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEW SEASON WILL BRING FOR ALL OF OUR BIG APPLE TEAMS!! LET'S GO TO NATIONALS!!

About Us

The Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad (SciOly) is a National Competition encompassing true inquiry events.  Students are involved not only in the academic fields of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science, but also in the technology behind them.  They build vehicles, bridges, roller coasters and more - and in the process learn about the science behind them.  They learn how to work with a team.  Students are rewarded for their academics, teamwork, and practice in this true STEM competition.